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Quoting Removed, click Modern View to seeYep. The idea of hooking the trailer 12 volt battery to the trailer hot is not a bad idea (I have mine hooked up that way), but you gotta be alittle smart. I have a small 3500 lbs winch on mine and by rating it can put almost a 250 amp load on the battery. It uses 6 AWG cables to hook to the battery even for that small winch. So it would toast a 10 AWG wire in no time. Hopefully it would burn up the trailer wiring first rather than the truck wiring. Thats why if you do tie it in you need to fuse it, or at the very least put it on a circuit breaker.
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